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David H. It presents data on the number of studies of agenda setting, framing, and priming indexed by Communication Abstract from to , and it offers some conclusions about the cognitive processes involved in agenda setting, priming and framing. Most users should sign in with their email address.
- Thoughts on Agenda Setting, Framing, and Priming
- International Trends in Agenda-Setting Research
- Framing (social sciences)
Thoughts on Agenda Setting, Framing, and Priming
As cultural sociology has begun to incorporate more detailed models of cognition into its theories, one promising area for further theoretical and methodological development is the study of media and communication. To this end, this chapter reviews interdisciplinary research on priming and framing, two closely related concepts that have been subject to much debate in psychology, communication studies, and political science. Priming is often said to focus on what information is presented and framing on how information is presented, although these elements overlap in actual communication practices. While some scholars define framing to encompass both the what and the how of communication, others subsume framing under agenda setting as a second-order priming effect, and yet others advocate separating the theories of priming and framing because they have different assumptions. Rather than taking a position within these debates, this chapter identifies eight dimensions of communication and cognition that can be used as a conceptual toolkit for reflecting on and designing studies of framing and priming using observational data. Whether future studies use one or the other or neither concept, giving attention to issues raised in these interdisciplinary debates can help clarify both theoretical and methodological approaches to cognitively-oriented sociology. Keywords: cognition , framing , priming , agenda setting , communication studies , psychology , political science , sociology , culture , sociological theory , research methods.
International Trends in Agenda-Setting Research
A content analysis of online forums of HRW and Amnesty International was conducted by monitoring their web sites and Facebook and Twitter pages over a period of three months. In addition, two expert interviews with representatives of Amnesty Finland were conducted to better understand how the organization's online communication activities relate to its policies in drawing attention to human rights. Based on this study, drawing attention to human rights issues is a goal that leads to active online communication. NGOs aim at attracting attention to their issues online by initiating a dialogue via online forums and motivating the public to participate in activities that may influence the media and the political agenda. The online environment shows, however, that these NGOs mostly aim at setting the public agenda to create social change, while the media and political agenda are also not forgotten. It investigates online agenda setting by two international NGOs, but does not discuss the role of the media or the public at large in their relationship with these NGOs.
Framing (social sciences)
Wie die Medien die Welt erschaffen und wie die Menschen darin leben pp Cite as. Agenda-setting research, first explored empirically in the United States in by Maxwell McCombs and Donald Shaw, has crossed the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in recent years to become more international in scope. This chapter highlights some of these more recent studies, especially those conducted outside the United States. Unable to display preview.
Weaver School of Journalism, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN This article discusses similarities and differences between second-level agenda setting and framing, and between priming and agenda setting. It presents data on the number of studies of agenda setting, framing, and priming indexed by Communication Abstract from to , and it offers some conclusions about the cognitive processes involved in agenda setting, priming and framing. Nevertheless, I see these areas of communication research as interconnected and as involving some similar, although not identical, cognitive processes and effects.
In the social sciences , framing comprises a set of concepts and theoretical perspectives on how individuals, groups, and societies organize, perceive, and communicate about reality. Framing can manifest in thought or interpersonal communication. Frames in thought consist of the mental representations, interpretations, and simplifications of reality. Frames in communication consist of the communication of frames between different actors. Framing is an integral part of conveying and processing data on a daily basis.
Agenda setting and framing studies show that news media influence how people develop schema and place priorities on issues, with media stories serving as a major source of issue frames Scheufele,